Creating Value Added Work Programs

Seminar Overview

A Half-Day Overview on Creating True Value-Added Work Programs

Creating work programs is a lost art in many of today’s internal audit departments. The importance of creating a focused, risk-based work program is one of the most important talents of an internal auditor. This half day course takes attendees through an overview of the audit process, end to end, and how to create value-added work programs and general tools and techniques for the evolving auditor.


Who Should Attend
Financial, Operational, and Information Technology Auditors with less than two years of audit experience.

  • Understanding of the overall risk assessment and how to apply these findings to create a workprogram
  • General best practice formatting and contents of an audit workprogram
  • Differences between a general audit workprogram and providing additional value in the workprogram

I. Introduction and Background

a. What is Value-Added Auditing?
b. What are Value-Added Auditors?
c. Types of Value-Added Audits

II. The Audit Process – an Overview

III. Preliminary Risk Analysis

a. Overview
b. Key Steps
c. Rating System
d. Finalization of Risk Analysis

IV. Creating Value Added Work Programs

a. Elements of Preliminary Work
b. Building Audit Objectives
c. Key qualities of Work Programs
d. Building a Effective Work Program

V. Effective Work Program Writing a. Standards b. Tools & Techniques c. Key Words

VI. Comprehensive Example